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Slow Unfolding Moments

by Art21December 20, 2017 2:21:31 total runtime

While some artists fill their studios with noise and action, others require a certain quiet—an intimacy facilitated through stillness. Distractions must be set aside in order to tap into the deepest levels of inventiveness. For artists whose work and practices exist in this quiet, they tune their energies to develop environments that foster peacefulness for creators and viewers alike.

Some artists utilize the art-making practice itself as a form of meditation, concentrating on the rhythm of a recurring gesture. Others meditate on a single experience, establishing deep connections with their subjects. Some wish to relay that moment of stillness, creating a space in which viewers can find quiet for themselves. The artists in this playlist find serenity in silence and ask us to press pause so we can find it too.